Not a day that passes by when there isn’t some new famous couple calling it quits.  It’s almost unlikely to keep pace with all the celebrity breakups and splits, but what surprises fans the most is hearing about these same famous partners trying love again. While celebrity couples appear to have fairytale relationships, many have had to overcome the degree of difficulty to arrive at where they are now.

Every now and then, celebrities have admitted that splitting up with their now-spouse was a mistake; others have defended the separation as a necessary and healthy step toward a more productive life. Giving things a second opportunity is sometimes worthwhile, but the third time may not be the charm. While some celebrity couples, such as Kate Middleton and Prince William, have shown that a break is vital to develop a relationship. Others, such as Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, should have done so the first time around. We’re going to take a glance at all the celebrity couples who’ve been on and off so much it’ll make you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster ride.

Prince William & Kate Middleton

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the epitome of a happily married couple. They have grown their investments along with a family of five over the last ten years. Although it’s difficult to remember when Kate and William weren’t married, there was a period when their future was far from guaranteed.

According to Battle of Brothers, Prince William and Kate broke up over the phone in 2007. During an hour-long phone chat, Prince William, who was 25 at the time, dumped Kate. When he decided to terminate things, he said he was “uncertain” about their future together. It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Prince William has broken up with Kate. In 2004, Prince William stated that they “were both quite young” and decided to end their relationship. Whatever reasons there might have been, the royal couple worked it out and are happy now.